The Magnificent Seven: My 7th Blogiversary

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After publishing only 4 new pieces on my blog over the last 2.5 years (3 of those pieces from a couple of years ago) and missing my 6th anniversary altogether, time and circumstances have now allowed me to return to my blog.  Happy 7th to me here on June 3, 2017. Read the rest of this entry »


167. Stop!: Jane’s Addiction and Death From Above 1979, July 16, 2011

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Bluesfest Stops!: the high spirits of the second Saturday night came to an abrupt halt with Sunday night’s collapse of the main stage during Cheap Trick’s set.

167. Stop!: Jane’s Addiction and Death From Above 1979, Ottawa Bluesfest 2011 (Pt. 4), LeBreton Flats, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Saturday July 16, 2011, $19.17 (pre-sale, per-night average).

After John Fogerty’s conquering of the Ottawa Bluesfest on Tuesday of Week Two, there wasn’t really much I wanted to see until this Saturday night’s back-to-back double header of Jane’s Addiction and Death From Above 1979. Read the rest of this entry »


166. Lookin’ Out My Back Door: John Fogerty, July 12, 2011

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John Fogerty’s top-notch set kickstarted Week Two of this year’s Ottawa Bluesfest … and triggered some bittersweet thoughts and memories for me.

166. Lookin’ Out My Back Door: John Fogerty & more, Ottawa Bluesfest 2011 (Pt. 3), LeBreton Flats, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Tuesday July 12, 2011, $19.17 (pre-sale, per night). 

Weekends may have been made for Michelob, but it appears as if Tuesday’s were made for John Fogerty as the 2011 Ottawa Bluesfest resumed for Week Two with this much-anticipated, mid-festival headlining slot by the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman. Read the rest of this entry »